ThursdayThinks: Tips to Enjoy Life and Not Take Shit So Seriously

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Life is full of reasons to keep us down, and we have a tendency to focus on them. But when we do, we don’t take into account all of the reasons why life is a damn party! Enjoying life is the best way to recognize (and then achieve!) abundance. So next time you’re in a rut, use these tips to shake up your routine and make life a parade!

  • Have a dance party in the morning
  • Do something out of your comfort zone (like going to a rooftop pool party in a unicorn floaty!)
  • Sing REALLY loud
  • Walk down the street like it’s a catwalk
  • Make a power party playlist
  • Tell riddles/ jokes to your co-workers
  • Take up a new activity you’ve always wanted to try
  • Get creative with your food!
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter (and pet all the kitties!)
  • Paint or tie dye
  • Pick flowers and wear them in your hair
  • Glitter eyeliner!
  • Make a YouTube channel with a friend
  • Light incense and breathe deeply
  • When you walk down the street, pick a color to find and make a game of it (i.e., how many shades of pink can you find?)

Try these tips to keep life light and exuberant, because it is!!! When you enjoy life’s many pleasures, you raise your vibration, and who doesn’t love that! Party on and stay witchy ( *)

ThursdayThinks: Separating Fantasy from Reality (a Checklist)

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Going along with Monday’s theme of separating reality from your beliefs, I thought I’d create a checklist of questions to ask yourself when faced with such a dilemma. How do you know when you’re seeing things as they are, or merely dancing with the proverbial pink elephant?

It’s helpful to do a line of investigation when anxiety builds. Am I anxious because of the actual situation? Or because of a set of beliefs I’ve built AROUND the situation? Follow these questions the next time you’re faced with that unsavory anxiety and see if it doesn’t shed some light on your feelings around it. Let’s take going on a job interview, for example:

Ok, so you’re nervous about your big interview. So nervous that it might get in the way of success, which makes you MORE nervous! What do you do?

What does it mean if things don’t go exactly as I planned?

Have you put more pressure on this situation than necessary? Do you think it will define your character in any way if you don’t get the job? Are you worried about what your friends and family may think, rather than being focused on how you truly want to show up?

Are these beliefs ego serving in any way?

Does the word “failure” come up? Is it mostly negative-focused? Have your friends and family misjudged you before? Are you judging yourself for fear of landing outside of “perfect?”

Ideally, HOW do I want to show up?

Is it anxious and fidgety? Or calm, cool, and collected? Is it bubbly and confident? Or shy and quiet? What is the ultimate personality that needs to be displayed?

What is not serving me in this moment to perform my best and how do I let it go?

Are my previous beliefs creating an anxious environment? What affirmations can I say to cool me down? Do I have a second to meditate, or list off things I’m grateful for? Can I surrender the things that are simply out of my control?

Just performing a simple line of questioning can knock you back into reality. And if your anxiety is REALLY bad, you can always do some rounds of tapping to help open you up and put you back in a grounded state. At the end of the day, the negative self talk and damaging beliefs are merely a form of self sabotage. So how do you stop it? Well, YOU stop it!

You have complete and utter control over what your head says to you. Make it a safe haven. A sacred place. Stay calm, and stay witchy ( *)

 

 

 

Merry Christmas Eve!

The Ten of Pentacles is a card of family, tradition, togetherness and affluence, which is perfectly appropriate for the Christmas season! As an admittedly commercial holiday, as opposed to the more spiritual solstice holiday of Yule, it still has many positive messages we can practice.

We go through life alone, for the most part, and in that solitary journey we can find ourselves becoming self involved. Fixating on our own problems and dwelling on past injustices. But when a holiday calls as a reminder to step outside and see your place in the lives of your friends and family, even for a brief moment, you can recognize where your problems lie in the grand scheme of things. 

In other words, don’t sweat the small stuff. Family and friendship, health and happiness, those are the big ticket items. Be reminded of that this holiday season, be merry, and stay witchy ( *)

What Are You Thankful For?

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The Nine of Pentacles denotes gratitude and inner harmony, and what better time to be grateful than during Thanksgiving?

When things aren’t going well, it is difficult to be thankful. But it is also an important time to look for the positive in your life so the negative doesn’t consume you. Looking in retrospect at how you’ve chosen to grow from unfavorable situations is easier than when you are in it, but looking forward with tenacity is an admirable skill that can be learned.

In the spirit of the holiday tomorrow, I’ve decided to create a list for the things I am thankful for today. Feel free to use it in comparison with your own!

  1. I am thankful for my mental and physical health, which I have had the strength and value to invest time in.
  2. I am thankful for my coven/ my family, for supporting me when times were bad, and celebrating with me when times were good.
  3. I am thankful for the ability to open my heart again.
  4. I am thankful for the obstacles in my life that have made me stronger and smarter.
  5. I am thankful for the strength that made me a survivor, and more than a victim.
  6. I am thankful for forgiveness, which has helped me to release harmful, negative energy within myself.
  7. I am thankful for my steady income, which keeps a roof over my head.
  8. I am thankful for my ability to write, which has been an incredible gift and exercise.
  9. I am thankful for my followers, who are loyal and accepting of my brand.
  10. I am thankful for my spirit, which had many opportunities to falter, but never did.

Get thankful today, tomorrow, and always. Stay witchy ( *)